Duel To The Death

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Main Details

  • Released in 1983 | Color
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Production Co: Golden Harvest Company
  • Distribution Co: Century Pacific
  • Directed by Siu-Tung Ching
  • Written by Siu-Tung Ching, David Lai, Manfred Wong
  • Starring: Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Flora Cheung, Eddy Ko
  • Produced by Raymond Chow
  • Cinematography by Hung Chuen Lau
  • Film Editing by Peter Cheung

Also Known As

  • Das Todesduell der Shaolin (Germany)
  • Sin sei kuet (China)
  • Xian si jue (China)


Duel to the Death is a 1983 Hong Kong wuxia film starring Norman Chu and Damian Lau. It is the directorial debut of Ching Siu-tung. In 16th century, during the Ming Dynasty era, every ten years the greatest swordsman from Japan faces the greatest swordsman from China in a duel to the death for their nation's honor. As a duel approaches, Chinese champion Ching Wan (Damian Lau) and Japanese champion Hashimoto (Norman Chu) uncover a plot to rig the fight. Ching Wan, known as "Lord of the Sword", is a peaceful and contemplative martial artist who has trained with Shaolin monks as well as a mischievous hermit. (Wikipedia)

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